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Ms. Baker from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Setting Students Up for Social/Emotional Success

Help me give my students materials for social/emotional success including morning bin materials and easy-to-read books surrounding the topic.

  • $640 goal

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My Students

I am a resource teacher in a Title I school in Indianapolis. All of my students are receiving special education services from the school. My class serves students with a range of disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional Disabilities, and Specific Learning Disabilities.

The typical student in my class is below grade level and has unique needs in order to be successful in school.

I spend my day making sure that every student is getting the attention and accommodations they need in order to be successful and happy in the school environment.

My Project

As a resource teacher, I work with students on meeting a range of goals specific to them. I will use these materials specifically to help support them in their social/emotional goals. The books selected have topics related to empathy, kindness, diversity, and calming strategies. These books will be used in social skills groups, one-on-one with students struggling, and to help students to discuss issues they may be having in school.

My students are strong and capable learners, and I want to make sure they are ready to learn when at school.

This year, my school is using a slow start to the day. This means that when students come in the morning, they will have options of tasks that are meant to help wake up the brain and get it ready to learn. I added STEM-related materials for my students to use at this time. This will allow my students to have a calming morning and awaken their brain for the day as opposed to being overwhelmed and frustrated as soon as they get to school. The Legos, building materials, and Play-Doh will be used at this time. While some students use these morning tubs, I will check in with other students and assist in any way possible.

Ms. Baker
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ggbin 6 Quart Clear Latch Storage Box with Black Handle and Latches - 4 Pack • Amazon Business $21.55 2 $43.10
Colorations Scented Colored Dough, 6 Pounds, 6 Bright Colors and Fruity Scents, Non-Toxic, Resealable Tubs, Soft, Pliable, Non-Crumble, Modeling, Sensory, Smooth, School, Daycare, STEM (Item # ORANGE) • Amazon Business $39.10 1 $39.10
LEGO Classic Bricks and Gears 10712 Building Kit (244 Pieces) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Learning Resources Time Tracker Visual Timer & Clock, Blue • Amazon Business $27.78 1 $27.78
Fat Brain Toys Squigz Starter Set, 24 Piece • Amazon Business $25.95 1 $25.95
PK-Articles Coglets 60 Pieces Gear Interlocking Building Set,10 Learning Color Cognition Make Wonderful World Run Wild Imaginatit Bristle Stacking Construction Toys Kit for Toddlers and Kids 60 PCS • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
CMS MAGNETICS 156 PC Magic Magnetic Building Sets - Magnetic Brain Building Toys for Kids and Adults - Magnet Toy for All Ages • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88
Everyone • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Clip Connect 100 Pieces | Diameter of 1.5 Inches | Interlocking Solid Plastic Building Blocks Discs Set STEM Educational Toy for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls | Safe Material for Kids • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
What Do You Do With a Problem? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll (You Rock Group) • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
Lewo 130 PCS Wooden Pattern Blocks Geometric Shape Puzzles Classic Educational Toys Tangrams Set for Kids with 24 Design Cards • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
My Brother Charlie • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $11.84 1 $11.84
What If Everybody Said That? • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Crayon Box that Talked • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
What Do You Do With an Idea? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $10.61 1 $10.61
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $8.28 1 $8.28
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.37 1 $7.37
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $5.23 1 $5.23

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